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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

So is the Patriot the best loafer from AE? How is it better than the Kenwood? Also, would loafers be better suited for the spring/summer for a place like Toronto?

It's a new model loafer. Similar to the Alden LHS. (Blatant ripoff?)

I think it's tied with the Westchester for the title of best AE loafer.

I started a thread on the Patriot last week:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/317034/thoughts-on-the-new-ae-patriot-loafer/0_30
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So here is a random question...  does anyone have experience with some of their AE's molding to your feet better than others?  I don't think there should be any real difference between models in the thickness of the cork layer under the insole that would lead to this.  However, I have found that my Finches have molded to my feet wonderfully, and are by far my most comfortable pair of AE's, whereas others don't seem to have molded nearly as much.  Just curious about some other's experiences. 

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

It's a new model loafer. Similar to the Alden LHS. (Blatant ripoff?)
I think it's tied with the Westchester for the title of best AE loafer.
I started a thread on the Patriot last week:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/317034/thoughts-on-the-new-ae-patriot-loafer/0_30

That's what I immediately thought when I saw them on the AE website.
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I think you nailed it. Don't get me wrong I love the Bayfield in CXL, they fit better than most any other boot or shoe that I own. And look great and provide more ankle support than any of my 6-7" hikers. I find myself reaching for them more times than not for a wide range of activities. Wore my black calf Bayfield's yesterday because it was rainy and cold and realized they aren't quite as well fitting as the CXL, although they are certainly a good fit. Just wished they didn't scuff up so easily because I hate to take them out of commission for cleaning! But it is well worth it as Mario said and I've done it half a dozen times since I've had them. I use saddle soap as the first step and like to have them dry for 4-5 days after till a white bloom from the excess oil forms much like happens on shell then brush it out, apply Reno and dry again, then a light coat of HDLP. Think it may be worth changing the cleaning routine on them to shorten it out some

 

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Outstanding choices IMO. The Bradleys may take more like 2-3 months due to the shell shortage. But it is well worth the wait if you have to. Hopefully you will get them in the 4-6 week time frame though. I'm sure you will be very pleased when you get both of them.

Thank you, and the wait is usually worth it when your waiting for those things your really want.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

That's what I immediately thought when I saw them on the AE website.

Price is certainly better, and construction is decent.

Also, AE's tend to fit me better because virtually every model comes in EEE width.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

I think you nailed it. Don't get me wrong I love the Bayfield in CXL, they fit better than most any other boot or shoe that I own. And look great and provide more ankle support than any of my 6-7" hikers. I find myself reaching for them more times than not for a wide range of activities. Wore my black calf Bayfield's yesterday because it was rainy and cold and realized they aren't quite as well fitting as the CXL, although they are certainly a good fit. Just wished they didn't scuff up so easily because I hate to take them out of commission for cleaning! But it is well worth it as Mario said and I've done it half a dozen times since I've had them. I use saddle soap as the first step and like to have them dry for 4-5 days after till a white bloom from the excess oil forms much like happens on shell then brush it out, apply Reno and dry again, then a light coat of HDLP. Think it may be worth changing the cleaning routine on them to shorten it out some.

 

 

 

 I'll say it, I have come to hate CXL after four pairs - three boots and one shoe. I find it to be an ugly leather - I recently re-conditioned a old pair of Red Wing Boots - the calfskin is stunning, and the patina is far better, deeper, than any CXL I have owned.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/55475/red-wing-boots-your-opinion/1410#post_5796182

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I have two pairs of shoes I picked up in a recent AE seconds sale.  Walnut Player's and walnut Rush (Independence collection), both 10D.  Never worn because they did not fit properly. 

Only looking to recoup my spendings ($150 each).  Thought I would give you guys the first opportunity.  Will grab pictures tomorrow.  Any interest?

 
What last is the Rush on?
post #10883 of 53407
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

 I'll say it, I have come to hate CXL after four pairs - three boots and one shoe. I find it to be an ugly leather - I recently re-conditioned a old pair of Red Wing Boots - the calfskin is stunning, and the patina is far better, deeper, than any CXL I have owned.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/55475/red-wing-boots-your-opinion/1410#post_5796182

 

Red Wing is having their annual tent sale starting tomorrow through the weekend. Red Wing is less than 45 minutes from me and I will be going by there on my way back up North for another week on Friday morning, I cut across the river at Red Wing to keep from driving through the Cities if it is rush hour. I had worn Vasque Sundowners since the 70's and one pair actually went around the world with me. I've hiked much of both the PC and AT trails in them. Red Wing bought Vasque awhile back and the last pair I had the soles delaminated, I found out later Red Wing moved production from Italy to China. A couple of years ago I was in a Red Wing store and the salesman said they were aware of the problem but have since fixed it. When someone is interested in good work boots I will still take them to a Red Wing store but I haven't purchased any because of what they did to Vasque. Although I do have 2 pair of Irish Setters yet. I have considered stopping and seeing if they have a pair of Beckman in my size though. You did a great job on those boots seer.

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Shoes in the wild:

 

Red, White, & Blue McAllisters - I'm loving the new v-tread sole.

 

 

 

Walnut Sanfords

 

Black & White Broadstreets - The old 3 last is REALLY comfortable

 

An old pair of leeds in Brown Cashmere on the 8 last - these shoes fit amazingly well.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


What last is the Rush on?

 

The 7-97 last.  Same last as the Macneils, Sanfords, and Westchesters.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

Red Wing is having their annual tent sale starting tomorrow through the weekend. Red Wing is less than 45 minutes from me and I will be going by there on my way back up North for another week on Friday morning, I cut across the river at Red Wing to keep from driving through the Cities if it is rush hour. I had worn Vasque Sundowners since the 70's and one pair actually went around the world with me. I've hiked much of both the PC and AT trails in them. Red Wing bought Vasque awhile back and the last pair I had the soles delaminated, I found out later Red Wing moved production from Italy to China. A couple of years ago I was in a Red Wing store and the salesman said they were aware of the problem but have since fixed it. When someone is interested in good work boots I will still take them to a Red Wing store but I haven't purchased any because of what they did to Vasque. Although I do have 2 pair of Irish Setters yet. I have considered stopping and seeing if they have a pair of Beckman in my size though. You did a great job on those boots seer.

Thanks, RW still has a lot of their boots mae in the US - I try to stick with the US made products.

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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post


Good haul today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif, these are all brand new and available for sale on my listings!

 

nice :)

 

I"m set w/ my daltons! just polished them today

 

 

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My Webgem burgundy shell Daltons arrived this afternoon. Here they are, straight out of the box:







Hopefully I will get time to brush them and try them on tomorrow; although it may very well be next week before they make it back out of the box based on my schedule. I can't wait to break them in and see how they shine up!

PS - I was wearing my chocolate calf Daltons today. For whatever reason, that made it more exiting when the shell Daltons showed up.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Thanks for the suggestions but I want a boot because I will be it when it rains/snows.

Lands' End still offers the Bayfield which has a rubber sole: http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-allen-edmonds-bayfield-captoe-boots~228873_-1.html.  You may even be able to snag this boot as a 2nd from the Shoe Bank.
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Thanks! That is the exact boot I had in mind, I was going to buy it in December but it wouldn't have come in on time for my trip. Does anyone know why AE discontinued the Bayfield? It looks better than most if not all of their new boots.

I am also considering the Westchester in walnut for my lounging days. Thoughts?

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When or how did you guys make your transition to boots?  I'm still starting up my "normal shoes" collection and have yet to envision myself in boots.  But clearly, I'm missing something here with how much you guys like your boots.

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